Fundamentals of Illustrator I: The First Steps to Becoming a Pro Illustrator

Brad Woodard, Designer + Illustrator

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7 Videos (1h 6m)
    • Class Trailer

      3:09
    • Introduction: Create a custom workspace

      8:05
    • Document Setup

      10:58
    • Navigation

      8:16
    • Workspaces

      10:52
    • Basic Tools

      10:29
    • Saving

      13:55

About This Class

Adobe Illustrator is an incredible design application, one that has limitless potential for translating your creativity into beautiful graphic formats. The sheer amount of tools and effects can be daunting, however, leaving beginners intimidated and confused without a starting point. This class will not only provide a foundation for working with Illustrator, it will get you started on the path to harnessing the application's power!

This class, which is the first of a four part series on the Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, will provide in-depth insrtuction and understanding into the tools in Illustrator.

Be sure to enroll in my complete Fundamentals of Illustrator Series: Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator II: Paths, Shapes & Type, Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator III: Working with Color, Fills & Strokes, and Fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator IV: Appearance, Layers, Images & Symbols.

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Great pace for beginners. I knew nothing going in, but by the end I couldn't wait to get creating!
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Great class for all the basics! Teacher talks really well, says most important stuff, real examples, a lot of tips, moves in right speed! 10/10!

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Brad Woodard

Designer + Illustrator

I am a graphic designer and illustrator raised in the Great Northwest, now living in Austin, Texas with my wife and two little kids. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design, I started my career as an information designer and illustrator at Column Five Media. The digital illustration courses I took in college paid off, as I found that more and more clients were requesting illustration work in their designs. Merging both skills together I have been able attract all types of work, including my work in advertising at Arnold Worldwide.

Now, my wife and I run our own design and illustration studio full-time, named Brave the Woods. We also started the company Artists for Education, which brings artists together to create beautifully designed, educational artwork for teachers' classrooms and your living room.

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